Senin, 24 Januari 2011

Week 2 / 20

 Last week was relatively easy, "only" 10 hours of training plus two weights sessions. I have a half Marathon next Sunday so I guess this is a kind of mini taper, with extra focus on running (which is just as well, because the temperatures fell through the floor this week and I was getting a brain freeze from going along at anything more than 15kph). My right hamstring is giving me a bit of gip, so I have to keep an eye on that. I would try doing some Nordic hamstring lowers which are a very effective way of encouraging the muscle to fix itself but my knee is a bit sore from the somersault I did over the handlebars the other day. As you can see from the pie chart, it is harder to do most of the training in Zone I than it looks. This is because a proportion of the Zone I time on the bike bleeds into the Zone II because of hills, traffic or simply that I find it difficult to not get carried away. Its also hard not to let the Zone III training bleed into Zone I. Its certainly the case that I am having more and more trouble getting my heart rate up while running. I think that this is a good sign, that it means I am getting more efficient because the speeds at which I am running are not suffering. I think that it will take a while for my legs to catch up with my cardiovascular system. Still, 11% in Zone III is not bad after all.

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